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  • pp: 21–28

Fabrication of Micro-Photonic Component in Silica Glass with Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Wataru Watanabe and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 21-28 (2004)

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When femtosecond laser pulses are focused inside the bulk of transparent materials, the intensity in the focal volume becomes high enough to produce permanent structural modifications. This technique has been applied to fabricate three-dimensional photonic structures such as optical memory, waveguides, gratings, and couplers inside a wide variety of transparent materials. In this paper, we review the fabrication of optical elements in glasses with femtosecond laser pulses, including the fabrication of waveguides, couplers, Bragg gratings, zone plates, holographic memory, and micro holes.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2003
Published: March 1, 2004

Wataru Watanabe and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Fabrication of Micro-Photonic Component in Silica Glass with Femtosecond Laser Pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 21-28 (2004)

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